Our Beers

Year-Round & Seasonals

Like the person you always see at the bar, you can count on these to be always be around. Unlike the person you always see at the bar, there's nothing "regular" about them.

  • The Whale 🏆
  • That IPA 🏆
  • Let’s Go Pils
  • Thick & Sticky
  • Frank
  • Bang A ‘Uey
  • Interrobang 🏆
  • Rutherford B. Haze
  • Alpaca Porter
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The Whale 🏆

Brown Ale

5.9% ABV

The Whale is an unmistakable brown ale⏤smooth, surprisingly drinkable and packed with flavor. We layer distinctive English malts with a touch of hops to create flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. 🏆 The Whale was awarded the 2017 TAP NY Governors' Cup™ for being the best craft beer in New York State!

Tasting Notes

Malt forward beer with layers of roasty and toast. This beer leads with a roasty and toasty malt profile, with notes of chocolate and coffee in a drinkable medium body.

Beer Stats

Hops: Northern Brewer
Malts: Fawcett Brown, Fawcett Chocolate, Fawcett Pale Chocolate, Vienna

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That IPA 🏆

Session IPA

4.9% ABV

Light & extremely drinkable: We start with a malt background designed to enhance the hop character, then layer Mosaic and Simcoe hops resulting in a bright, expressive beer. 🏆 That IPA won the Bronze Medal for Session IPAs at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival! 🥉

Tasting Notes

A hopbursting fruit and citrus forward hop profile melds with a light and drinkable malt bill providing an IPA experience you will want again and again.

Beer Stats

Bronze Medal Winner: GABF 2019 - Session IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Zythos
Malts: Canadian Two Row, Honey Malt, Superior Pale

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Let’s Go Pils

American Pilsner

4.2% ABV

A very dry, crisp, brilliantly clear lager brewed in the German tradition with an American twist; a light dry hop addition of Hallertau Blanc hops produce a delicate aroma of melon and grape. #LetsGoPils!

Beer Stats

Fermentation: Lager yeast, three varieties of hops, pilsner malt, flaked corn and rice
Color: Straw yellow
Nose: Grain, bready
Bitterness: Low
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation
Body: Smooth, medium-light body

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Chicken wings, pizza, itself

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Thick & Sticky

Double IPA

8.7% ABV

We know how you like your IPAs. Juicy, resinous and laden with the dankest hops; Citra & El Dorado. We brew this beer for the vipers, the left-handed smokers and the space cowboys.

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Frank

American Pale Ale

4.6% ABV

Like a dependable friend, Frank is here for you. A mellow malt base underlays piney and citrusy hop flavors, combining in a crisp American pale ale. Approachable, friendly, reliable⏤you can trust Frank, because everyone does.

Tasting Notes

Frank has a light, crisp, and drinkable malt profile. The hops contribute pine, grass, and citrus making a refreshing, highly drinkable pale ale.

Beer Stats

Hops: Zeus, Centennial, Zythos
Malts: Niagara Pilsner Malt, Château Cara Blond, Abbey Malt, Best Pils

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Bang A ‘Uey

New England IPA

8.4% ABV

Bang A ‘Uey is brewed with Mosaic and Hallertau Blanc hops with heaps of oats. Bright aromas of papaya, passion fruit and subtle notes of grape meld into a blanket of soft fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes

A bright aroma of papaya, passion fruit and subtle notes of grape. The full, smooth mouthfeel wraps your tongue in a blanket of soft fruit flavors with a finish reminiscent of resinous pine.

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Lobster rolls, probably.

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Interrobang 🏆

IPA - American

7.2% ABV

Interrobang is an IPA with Mosaic and Amarillo hops. Bright citrus, dank pine, juicy peach come together with a mild bitterness complimented by a well rounded malt profile. 🏆 Interrobang was awarded the Gold Medal for American IPAs at the 2018 TAP NY Beer Competition!🏅

Tasting Notes

A well rounded IPA with Mosaic and Amarillo hops. Aromas and flavors of bright citrus, dank pine, juicy peach come together in a mildly bitterness complimented by a well rounded malt profile.

Beer Stats

Hops: Mosaic, Amarillo, Columbus
Malts: CMC Premium Two Row, CMC Superior Pale

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Rutherford B. Haze

Belgian Wheat Ale

5.1% ABV

Availability: Seasonal, April through September
Our “non-winter” seasonal RBH boasts a sunny and tasty dispostion. Not too aggressive, and not too clear, “The Haze” puts you right in the warm months regardless of the season, especially when it is not winter. Tasting Notes: A Belgian Wheat beer, Rutherford B. Haze pours a hazy gold with a fine white head. Trappist yeast from Westmalle, wheat, and slovenian hops create a lighter, refreshing beer.

Tasting Notes

A Belgian Wheat beer, Rutherford B. Haze pours a hazy gold with a fine white head. Trappist yeast from Westmalle, wheat, and slovenian hops create a lighter, refreshing beer.

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Alpaca Porter

Porter

6.3% ABV

Roasty notes predominate, backed up with a sweeter malt profile. The hop bitterness helps to express the chocolate notes in the beer. A solid medium body mouth feel ties it all together.

Tasting Notes

Roasty notes predominate, backed up with a sweeter malt profile. The hop bitterness helps to express the chocolate notes in the beer. A solid medium body mouth feel ties it all together.

Beer Stats

Hops: Columbus
Malts: Canadian Two Row, Munich Malt, Chocolate Malt,

Garage Series

Community Beer Works' Garage Series harkens back to the roots of CBW by brewing small-batch, delicious and innovative beer. We dubbed it the "Garage Series" because that's where we started; a small garage on the West Side of Buffalo, full of spirit, passion and character. Cheers!

  • Import Export Stout
  • Practically Infinite
  • Fat Rips
  • Mocha, The Whale
  • Powerful Pils
  • Abundance of Caution
  • King Larry 👑
  • Chocolate Punch
  • Electronic Dream Phone | Collab w/ KCBC
  • Highly Suspicious
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Import Export Stout

Export Stout

6.9%

Import Export is a very drinkable strong stout. Black currants and plum added during fermentation lend fruity aromas and esters that blend nicely with it's lightly roasted character. Pours jet black with a slightly purple tinted foam.

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Practically Infinite

India Pale Lager

5.5%

In a seemingly endless world of haze, Community Beer Works and Big Ditch Brewing Company bring you practically infinite; a clean, crisp and incredibly dry india pale lager showcasing citrusy huell melon, citra and lemondrop hops.

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Fat Rips

Double IPA

8.0%

Fat Rips is a Mosaic and Simcoe dominant hybrid originating in Buffalo, NY. This fast-acting brew delivers energizing, dreamy and euphoric feelings that will make Fat Rips a legendary, heady choice. Two fat rips of this beer will offer a balanced full-body relaxation effect with gentle time-bending cerebral invigoration.

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Mocha, The Whale

American Brown Ale w/ Vanilla, Chocolate & Coffee

5.9%

The whale is an unmistakable brown ale; smooth, surprisingly drinkable and packed with flavor. We layer distinctive english malts with a touch of hops to create flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. This special iteration of the whale features an addition of vanilla, chocolate and cold brew coffee to enhance an already rich and wonderful beer.

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Powerful Pils

Imperial Pilsner

9.0%

Powerful Pils is built on a simple yet sturdy malt profile with a subtle bitterness and fresh noble hop aromas. The result is a clear and pure pilsner beer brewed in collaboration with our friends from Gun Hill Brewing Company in the Bronx, N.Y.

Tasting Notes

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Couch tours.

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Abundance of Caution

Kölsch

4.9% ABV

Our Kölsch is a perfect foray into the coming spring. Crisp, light and refreshing, this beer is a champ with lighter fare and even all on it’s own. Have one or two today because this one-time brew won’t be around long.

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King Larry 👑

Imperial Cream Ale

7.3% ABV

A nod to our Amazing Larry cream ale, King Larry takes the crown with a huge malt bill and royal ABV that results in an incredibly crisp & smooth, dry-hopped imperial cream ale that’s fit to share! Hear ye, Hear ye: King Larry is a limited taproom only release!

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Chocolate Punch

Dessert Stout

6.7% ABV

An incredibly rich dessert stout brewed with Lactose, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla, and Chocolate. This limited batch beer was produced at our satellite brewery at Hydraulic Hearth. Pro tip: Let it warm up a bit to really experience the full Chocolate Punch!

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Electronic Dream Phone | Collab w/ KCBC

Double IPA

8.0% ABV

Collab with our friends at KCBC in Brooklyn. Double dry-hopped with NYS Yakima Gold, Galaxy and Citra. Huge tropical fruit aromas, a soft mouthfeel and a hint of sweetness balanced by mild bitterness. 100% NYS Malt!

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Highly Suspicious

Tropical IPA

8.1% ABV

An amazingly tropical IPA brewed in collaboration with our good friends from Prison City Pub & Brewery. Grilled pineapple along with Citra, El Dorado and Galaxy hops are showcased atop a mellow malt base resulting in a refreshing and juicy, highly suspicious beer; the perfect ipa to enjoy with a favorite record and your friend Jay.

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Sours

Tart, refreshing and oh so good. We've brewed dozens of individual sour ales since opening in 2012 and continue to do so to this day. Look for select varieties in cans through the coming seasons. Cheers!

  • Gose With – Key Lime Pie Sour Ale
  • Gose With – Mixed Berry Sour Ale
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Gose With – Key Lime Pie Sour Ale

Fruited Gose

6.5% ABV

Brewed with key lime, vanilla and lactose, this traditional German-style sour ale is citrusy, tart and almost not really but kind of like drinking a liquid key ime pie. No matter the time, this beer "gose with" anything.

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Gose With – Mixed Berry Sour Ale

Fruited Gose

6.5% ABV

Brewed with organic raspberry, blackberry, sweet cherry and lactose, this traditional German-style sour ale is delightfully juicy, tart and refreshing! No matter the time, this beer "gose with" just about anything.

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Imperials

These beers are available at different times throughout the year based on seasonality.

  • Pantomime Horse
  • The Snow
  • Heatrays
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Pantomime Horse

Adambeir

9.7% ABV

Availability: Once Yearly - February
A once extinct style of beer that was thought to have been made as a gift for a royal German wedding, we have based our interpretation on the 16th century notes of the brewer. Given that no one living has ever tasted a truly historic example, P.Hose mimics the notes as closely as possible, though we leave the unintentional souring out. 2018 World Beer Cup Bronze medal winner for Historical Beer Style

Tasting Notes

Beginning with a touch of smoke, redolent of rich and sweet malts followed by a stiff bitterness of both the malts and the traditional German hops, the high gravity of this beer gives a mellow finish.

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The Snow

Imperial Stout

9.2% ABV

Our imperial stout balances alcohol notes, roasted bitterness and dark chocolate flavors in a warming, smooth beer perfect for a cold night by the fire. Let it warm in your glass to experience all this beer has to offer.

Tasting Notes

Loaded with deeply roasted malts for dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, and balanced out by a moderate hop and malt bitterness.

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Heatrays

Barleywine

10.1% ABV

Our barleywine yields layers of English malts including Maris Otter Crystal 40 and Dark Crystal. Dry and fortified with fruity esters and a slight hop presence, this beer is a perfect compliment to short days and long nights.

Tasting Notes

Forenotes of Caramel, candied sugar, toasted marshmallow, and ripe prunes and plumes with hop characters of spice and a touch of earthiness ending in a warming finish.

Beer Stats

Hops: Columbus, Eldorado, Simcoe, Citra
Malts: Marris Otter, Carablond, CMC Two Row

Singularity Series

A Running Series of Single Hop IPA’s

The same grain bill is used in every iteration so you can fully enjoy the complexities and flavor notes of each individual hop. Singularity is a great way to enjoy a beer while learning the intricacies of a single hop varietal.

The malt base that is the same in every batch, biscuity, light bodied, and meant to showcase the characteristics of the specific hop profile and though hop characteristics will vary with each batch, they are utilized in a manner that will give each beer roughly the same IBUs but that’s where the hop similarities stop.

In our most recent installment, Singularity features the Chinook hop. A distinct hop that’s often used for IPAs, Chinook has medium intensity spice and pine characteristics, with subtle notes of grapefruit.

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